Team Purina Mills USA emerged victorious after two rounds of competition in Wellington, Florida, last night at the fifth annual Cadillac Challenge of the Americas, a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Americans claimed victory with an overall score of 98.30%. Team International sponsored by Morgan Stanley and the Cultural Trust of the Palm Beaches placed second scoring 95.56%. Last year’s winners, Team Canada, finished third with 93.84%.
“We were pretty determined after last year to do our best,” said George Williams, who rode on the winning Team Purina Mills USA. “It was a joint effort with everybody. The camaraderie is great. And it’s fun to do dressage and have a good time at it as well.”
More than 1,600 spectators witnessed the spectacular dressage musical freestyle competition held at night under lights in the expansive Stanford Field at International Polo Club Palm Beach. The Cadillac Challenge Gala followed the competition with dinner, dancing, and a live auction for 600 patrons.